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Dana Sanchez, 6:08 pm AFKI Original
There are words, and then there is action. Several African business leaders said things in 2015 that were inspiring, or true, or moving. Fewer were able to put those words into action. Below are some African businesswomen who walked the walk and talked the talk. That makes them AFKInsider’s candidates for the most memorable quotes by African businesswomen in 2015.
Dana Sanchez, 12:01 am
Electoral cycles have long been a sticky issue for Africa’s business communities. Elections often evoke fears that a regime change will bring uncertainty and instability, two characteristics investors try to avoid in their portfolios. Elections in Nigeria, Kenya and Malawi are examples of how improved political climates are ushering in an era of prosperity.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:40 am AFKI Original
Africa is a continent that is filled with potential, with the population of the continent continuing to grow as an increasingly younger demographic begins to take shape, in contrast to many other parts of the world, where ageing populations are the order of the day. Here are 10 interesting facts about Africa’s future workforce and the continent’s ability to adapt to the changing landscape that the future holds.
Dana Sanchez, 2:22 pm
World Bank, the German government and others have set aside $1 billion plus $540 million more in private funding for African reforestation. In the past, similar conservation efforts have failed, says Greenpeace. “Many of these African countries make these pledges in the hope that they will receive funding. There’s a lot of talk, but not a lot of action on the ground.”
Kurt Davis Jr., 8:00 am AFKI Original
Fewer traffic jams for Kenya. Rebounding copper prices for Zambia. A less tarnished international image for Sudan that reaches beyond civil conflict — because there are investment opportunities in the country. These are just a few of the wishes that a U.S. investment banker visualizes for African countries as the old year winds down and 2015 makes way for 2016.
Julia Austin, 1:52 am AFKI Original
Supermarket chains in Africa are vying for customers, with some smaller chains ramping up to expand to new countries, and mega chains like Shoprite—which already has over 1,000 locations—charging ahead with new branches, too. Here are 12 of the biggest supermarket chains in Africa.
Julia Austin, 12:31 am AFKI Original
As the demand increases for more natural looking and feeling makeup, African beauty brands are gaining international recognition. The African continent is home to some of the most sought-after skin and hair ingredients, and these African beauty brands are making bank on that. Here are 12 African beauty brands sweeping the beauty industry.
Julia Austin, 2:03 am AFKI Original
You may have read about a lot of tech companies building things like mobile pharmacy apps and virtual classrooms, but do you ever wonder where they get the capital? There is a good chance they went to one of these investors, who are putting a lot of money into the technology landscape in Africa.
Julia Austin, 4:31 am AFKI Original
Agro-Hub is a crowd-sourced information app based out of Cameroon. Through the app, farmers can learn everything from food storage tips to how to optimize their sales on social media. According to the company’s website Agro-hub.com, their main objective is to, “Combat poverty among rural farmers in Cameroon by improving farmers’ household incomes through agricultural market development.”
Julia Austin, 9:22 am AFKI Original
Economic analysts say that if African countries spend $1 billion a year on malaria prevention and treatment, they could see a GDP rise of anywhere from $3 billion to $12 billion per year. Malaria has devastating social and economic effects, and whoever finds a way to rid the world of the disease will be a hero. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about the fight against malaria in Africa.
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